[At-Large] [ALAC-Announce] A briefing by the European Commission

Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Fri Feb 19 11:46:02 UTC 2021

You are right, Karl, and then what happens when other authorities start 
with their extra-territorial demands? Is the space going to turn into a 
regulation minefield? Is it going to cause a break-up of the Internet 
space? Or will it be so complex, only the largest players like the GAFAs 
have the resources to navigate the legislation thus killing off any 
smaller players and aiding consolidation, which we all agree is a bad 
thing for competition?
Kindest regards,


On 19/02/2021 10:59, Karl Auerbach wrote:
> While it is easy to focus on the GDPR one must not forget that as a 
> California public-benefit/non-profit corporation, ICANN is subject to 
> California's new privacy protection law, the CCPA, which is considered 
> by some to be GDPR on steroids.  While the CCPA's extent may not 
> extend beyond California residents, the state does tend to have a 
> large footprint.
> https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/ccpa
>     --karl--
> On 2/19/21 12:39 AM, Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond via At-Large wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I recommended this Webinar as it feels somehow as a milestone in 
>> ICANN's history.
>> The GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation, that was rolled out 
>> and enforced by the European Commission, had a big impact on ICANN's 
>> registration directory services. Whilst a replacement to WHOIS, the 
>> database of domain name registrants, has been in research for many 
>> years, the GDPR has changed the game and ICANN had to create an 
>> "expedited policy development process - EPDP" in the GNSO to create 
>> new rules relating to the access to registration data. That work is 
>> still in progress

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